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Re: OMB: IPv6 by June 2008

  • From: Edward Lewis
  • Date: Thu Jun 30 13:23:16 2005

At 11:30 -0400 6/30/05, Daniel Senie wrote:
At 10:02 AM 6/30/2005, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:

Just in case anyone was wondering, U.S. gummint agencies will
be screaming in migration agony for the next couple of years. ;-)
GOSIP II anybody? Will it be different this time than it was with OSI? Everyone
had to scramble in the late 1980s to get OSI stuff done, then the gov't never
used it.
Having been in the US gov't (too) at the time of GOSIP, there were three reasons why I never used it much:

1) No budget was ever allocated to convert operations. (We had products, but we weren't forced, induced, encouraged to use it.)

2) The API for the GOSIP protocols was not standard - not only different from the API for TCP/IP, the API for GOSIP varied by platform. (POSIX had just begun.)

3) There was no tidbit of information available over the network that was on a server that spoke only GOSIP and not TCP/IP. (No compelling reason.)

So, the questions are: will OMB fund the transfer of the US gov't sites? Will there ever be a US gov't web site only on IPv6? (I think the API issue has been solved.)
Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468

If you knew what I was thinking, you'd understand what I was saying.